How cutting edge technology makes the familiar better

New innovations inspired by old ideas

  I’m amused by the different answers I get when I ask people what certain terms mean to them.  One example is “cutting edge” technology which is a term often used interchangeably with “state of the art” technology. So what does it mean to me? Let me take an extreme position (which I’m sure will elicit […]

How to invent an opportunity with luck and innovation

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Have you ever wondered what it takes to get an opportunity out of thin air? You might think it takes a lot of good luck to come across them, but that’s not the case. We invent our opportunities more often than we stumble across them. “I’m a greater believer in luck, and I find the harder […]

Are customers a source of ideas for innovation?

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Of course, innovation should be customer focused. At a minimum, most companies will conduct a focus group, survey, or other market research periodically to gauge customers needs and wants. This data is provided to innovation teams, as one of many inputs, to help them frame the ideas that will lead to next new product or service offering. […]